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Challenge: In The Style Of: librodo (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Mar 12, 2011
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2011

Model: Sam Sacket, www.modelmayhem.com

My first shoot in my "studio" - the garage vacated by our tenant. It is SO cool!!!!! I had this idea with flying droplets, and really put poor Sam through the paces. He may have to get a neck brace...

I know Manny mostly shoots beautiful, exotic women, but I wanted something different. Besides, there were no beautiful, exotic women for me to shoot. However, this is quite similar in feel to this image, so I know he shoots guys too... Hopefully, I pulled off a "Librodo" look. Regardless, I'm pleased as punch with the results. I hope you are too.

convert from RAW
topaz
levels
contrast
gradient layer
cloned out logo on t'shirt
3 paint layers for sculpting shadows.

[Mar. 16th, 2011 02:48:36 AM]

So, I'm laughing out loud about all the 21.gif Lvicari comments, because one of the people I wrote for feedback WAS Leo. He didn't think it was very Librodo, but I guess I'm in a stubborn streak and decided to enter it anyway, 'cause 21.gif Bear_Music though it rocked. As do I.

[Mar. 16th, 2011 02:49:26 AM]

Ah well, if they ever do an "in the style of" 21.gif Lvicari, I'm ready :-)

[Mar. 17th, 2011 02:09:21 AM]

Joey Lawrence??!! Dang, I'm so very flattered. With deepest apologies to Manny, because I really DID want to try shooting something in his style, but clearly failed to channel my inner Librodo :-)

[post-challenge]

It's been a fun week. Clearly failed to meet the Librodo standard, but am awed to be compared to such outstanding photogs. Thanks for all the votes and comments. And apologies to Manny. I really did try :-)

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.3333
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.2037
Avg (non-participants): 6.3710
Views since voting: 1906
Views during voting: 582
Votes: 240
Comments: 29
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/23/2011 09:45:25 PM
congrats Johanna, excellent studio work! ...boy, your garage is in a poor shape, good for photography, though :)
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03/23/2011 07:36:44 PM
This should have scored higher it is a totally fabulous shot, great image, gorgeous lighting and no veil, this is outstanding.
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03/23/2011 05:50:53 PM
I was really wondering who did this...I had thought that Leo 21.gif LVicari had...wonderful job!!!
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03/23/2011 03:08:57 PM
I was one of your 8's...great shot..scary looking dude! I'm jelous of that studio!!!
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03/23/2011 12:38:04 PM
Way to beat the Master! Told ya it'd do well :-)
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03/23/2011 08:57:57 AM
Wonderful entry - worth the work and I'm glad it did well for you!
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03/23/2011 07:45:31 AM
A good finish for what is an excellent shot, hope you got away safe and sound.
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03/23/2011 04:01:56 AM
If only you wrapped his face in colorful silk. ;-) This is a great shot, Johanna. And still an excellent finish. Well done.
ps: Note that you did better than both JoeyL AND Manny. :)

Message edited by author 2011-03-23 05:40:57.
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03/23/2011 12:56:14 AM
Awesome studio! :-)
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03/23/2011 12:30:21 AM
Congrats on the top 20 finish. Just seeing this for the first time. Great image!
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03/23/2011 12:28:16 AM
This photo is just Awesome! Should have gotten a 7+ I bet the only reason it didn't was just because its a man and its not in a veil
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03/23/2011 12:23:25 AM
Look at you again, your becomming the DPC Queen!!! Above all imanges this one always jumped at me in the thumbnail, I think it's a GREAT shot!!! Congratulations on an Awesome Picture!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2011 05:23:17 PM
what a great shot, very powerful
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03/21/2011 01:56:53 AM
Ha, awesome photo! Love the lighting and pose. Although this reminds me more of Joey Lawrence's style than Librodo.
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03/19/2011 01:28:09 PM
i love the details, the crisp and the sharpness.. i think, cropping out a little in the top could help improve this photo..
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03/19/2011 12:06:57 PM
Looks more Joey Lawrence than Librodo.... gritty, dramatic - but still compelling with great lighting. Excellent image.
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03/18/2011 07:59:45 PM
OK.... 9
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03/17/2011 10:11:27 PM
Well, it's awesome. Criticisms? None. You obviously know what you're doing, and I'll gladly watch what you do.
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03/17/2011 08:30:03 PM
this is more in the style of joey lawrence... hehe. but great just the same. and hey, i don't want to piss of the guy in the photo with a low score.
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03/17/2011 03:08:52 PM
Good shot I like the intestacy
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03/17/2011 10:59:51 AM
Stirring photo. I like it. The lighting is great with nice contrast and color.
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03/17/2011 07:43:28 AM
Great lighting, great expression and the location works really well. Nice job.
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03/16/2011 07:20:49 PM
As such this image is great in terms of lighting, processing and effect. If you have not entered this image in this challenge, I doubt if someone would look at it and say this looks like Librodo's style.
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03/16/2011 03:57:54 PM
Looks more like a Vicari than a Librodo ;-)
Still a great portrait, with lovely dramatic lighting. His muscles scare me a little.
I am going to laugh if this is actually you Leo, just can't get out of your own style!
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03/16/2011 10:59:57 AM
A little too much P90X Leo...Great portrait though
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03/16/2011 08:48:35 AM
That is one huge model.
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03/16/2011 04:27:11 AM
this is sparta ! :)
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03/16/2011 02:14:12 AM
this has the markings of a leo shot, unsure but great nonetheless
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03/16/2011 12:14:52 AM
looks like a leo
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